rotary-wing aircraft

noun

Definition of rotary-wing aircraft

: rotorcraft specifically : helicopter usually used in plural

Examples of rotary-wing aircraft in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The centerpiece is a rotary-wing aircraft simulator/mock-up with a digital backbone architecture that allows plug and play flexibility for different capabilities and systems integration combinations. Eric Tegler, Forbes, 7 Oct. 2021 That facility had 150 workers who made sheet metal components and assemblies for fixed-wing and rotary-wing aircraft. Allie Morris, Dallas News, 19 Feb. 2020 Its fixed-wing and rotary-wing aircraft will be based out of Barbados and Guadeloupe respectively. Elizabeth Koh, miamiherald, 23 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of rotary-wing aircraft

1935, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of rotary-wing aircraft was in 1935

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10 Oct 2021

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“Rotary-wing aircraft.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rotary-wing%20aircraft. Accessed 26 Oct. 2021.

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